17. Chester

Songs of the Revolution – 17. Chester


Let tyrants shake their iron rod

And slavery clank its binding chains

We fear them not, we trust in God

Our nation’s God forever reigns

When God inspired us for the fight

Their ranks were broke, their lines were forced

Their ships were shattered in our sight

Or swiftly driven from our shores

Our foe comes on with haughty stride

Our troops advance with martial noise

Their veterans run before our youth

And generals flee from beardless boys

What grateful offering shall we bring?

What shall we render to the Lord

Loud hallelujahs let us sing

And praise his name on every chord

This grateful offering we shall bring

This we shall render to the Lord

Loud Hallelujahs let us sing

To bless our nation forevermore